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Hate lowballers so some help please!

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Dubes, Mar 22, 2010.

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  1. Dubes

    Dubes Junior Member
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    Can't stand lowballers so some opinions would be great! Bidding on snow removal for residential driveways/walks, here's the deal it's 37 homes on two streets right next to each other. Mostly single/double drives nothing monsterous.

    Now normally I charge 40 to 45 per drive and get that all day long, I'm thinking 25 to 30 per drive so $925 to $1110, with the option of 11 to 12 dollars for salt per drive.

    Am I low or on the high side here?

    Thanks in advance for any insight
  2. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    i think anything inbetween $20-$30 is more then fair, no travel time required eats up a lot of overhead
  3. snowguys

    snowguys Senior Member
    Messages: 708

    i would also say between $20-$30 there is no travel time and what kind of salt you useing?
  4. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    Well if you "need" the work, than $20/drive should be good. If you don't "need" it, than $30 should be good. So I would maybe go right in the middle, $25. Although, I would love to have that many jobs close by. You can probably do 5-6 an hour (without looking at them and I would clean up in front of the doors) so you are making around $100/hr even at $20 a pop. That would probably sell me right there.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2010
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Are they individual customers? do you have to send each one a bill or is it a single invoice? If it's individual bills price them like a individual with your standard yearly or per push charge. Half the work and cost of a driveway is contracts, billing and collections. If they are a single billing then price it like a small commercial lot with a lot of small parking areas.
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